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THE investigation of the nature of those forces by which the material world is ceaselessly being moved and transformed, enlists in our day the energies of a host of scientific workers. It would be hard, perhaps, to mention a department of natural science for the study of which a good knowledge of the fundamental principles of what we now term physics is not at least a valuable aid and qualification, if not indispensably requisite. To the geologist and the biologist, no less than to the astronomer and the chemist, will such knowledge seem imperative, Considering the widespread ramifications of this division of science, it is not wonderful that the apparatus belonging to it should occupy so large a share of the available space in the present collection.

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